If you can name it you can claim it: redefining youth work


Trimmer-Platman, T. 2014. If you can name it you can claim it: redefining youth work. Research in Teacher Education. 4 (2), pp. 34-38.
AuthorsTrimmer-Platman, T.

Despite years of experience and development, youth work in the UK remains a profession that is misunderstood, under-appreciated and lacks recognition. There has always been uncertainty around the professional definition or articulation of the role of a youth worker. Not only is there a societal lack of understanding about the role but there is also an intrinsic lack of ability to explain the role by those actually undertaking it. Often when social landscapes shift, so too do our attitudes and values, suggesting that perhaps we must acknowledge that the role of the youth worker might also change. Questions need to be asked as to whether Youth and Community Work can make effective enough shifts to survive or whether rebranding and repackaging is required.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation4 (2), pp. 34-38
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
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Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/rite/
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Print12 Dec 2014
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Deposited22 Dec 2014
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